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Wednesday, December 07 2022

Woman entrepreneur held for cheating several firms

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Bengaluru: The cyber crime police on Friday arrested a 29-year-old entrepreneur for allegedly duping firms of several lakhs of rupees across the country.

The police have identified the accused as Oindrila Dasgupta.

The police said the accused cheated as many as eight people in the city in the last seven months, and also conned several others across the country.

One of the complainants, Ashok Kinha, who runs an investment firm, approached the Whitefield police alleging that Oindrila contacted him early this year claiming to be an owner of a start-up who had sold her company for Rs. 36 crore and wanted to invest Rs. 20 crore in his business venture.

Kinha readily agreed to the proposal for which the accused issued post-dated cheque for Rs. 4.3 crore as an initial investment. He told the police that she sought financial help of Rs. 58 lakh from him for emergency medical expenses to pay for her husband’s cancer treatment.

The police later learnt that her husband, Shayak Sen, did not have cancer. He, too, has lodged a complaint with the police against her for allegedly misusing his bank accounts.

Kinha gave her a cheque which was encashed. It was only when the cheque for Rs. 4.3 crore bounced that he realised he had been conned, according to the police.

In another case, she allegedly duped Kantharaju, 52, an employee of a travel agency at Halasuru in June this year by purchasing domestic flight tickets for which she did not settle the account.

According to the travel agency employee, Oindrila sought eight flight tickets to Delhi saying that a family member had passed away. He issued the tickets to her at a cost of Rs. 1.45 lakh. “She showed him fake transaction details of the money transfer and left Bengaluru,” said the police.

Another complainant, Tia Raina, a private firm employee, told the police that Oindrila borrowed Rs. 64,000 from her in April.

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